INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.


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PUBLIC ACTS OF THE SIXTY-FOURTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, 1918-17.
Chap. 10  | Chap. 12 | Chap. 16 | Chap. 21 | Chap. 87 | Chap. 100 | Chap. 101 | Chap. 117 | Chap. 133 | Chap. 146 | Chap. 148 | Chap. 163 | Chap. 168 | Chap. 181 | Chap. 189

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Chapter 189
March 4, 1917. | [H. R. 655.] 39 Stat., 1199.

An Act To pension the survivors of certain Indian wars from January first, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, to January, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, inclusive, and for other purposes.
Section 2 | 3

Margin Notes
Chap. 189 Pensions. To survivors of designated Indian wars, etc., 1859 to 1891.
27 Stat., 281, vol. 1, 64.
Chap. 189 37 Stat., 679, vol. 3, 559.
Chap. 189 Service stated.
Chap. 189 Age requirement.
Chap. 189 Widows.
Chap. 189 Provisos. Not remarried.
Chap. 189 Tyler’s Rangers.
Chap. 189 Period of service.
Chap. 189 Record of pay a proof of service.
Chap. 189 Fee contracts void.
Sec. 2 Determination of service.
Sec. 2 Provisos. State records
Sec. 2 Lack of certificate no bar.
Sec. 3 Loyalty not required.
R. S., sec. 4716, p. 919, vol. 1, 21

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions, limitations, and benefits of an Act entitled “An Act granting pensions to survivor’s of the Indian wars of eighteen hundred and thirty-two to eighteen hundred and forty-two, inclusive, known as the Black hawk War, Creek War, Cherokee disturbances, and the Seminole War,” approved July twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, as amended on February nineteenth, nineteen hundred and

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thirteen, be, and the same are hereby, extended from the date of the passage of this Act to the surviving officers and enlisted men of the Texas volunteers who served in defense of the frontier of that State against Indian depredations from January first, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, to January first, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, inclusive, and from the year eighteen hundred and sixty-six to the year eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, inclusive, and to the surviving officers and enlisted men, including militia and volunteers of the military service of the United States, who have reached the age of sixty-two years, and who served for thirty days in the campaign in southern Oregon and Idaho and northern parts of California and Nevada from eighteen hundred and sixty-five to eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, inclusive; the campaign against the Sioux in Minnesota and the Dakotas in eighteen hundred and sixty-two and eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and the campaigns against the Sioux in Wyoming in eighteen hundred and sixty-five to eighteen hundred and sixty-eight; to the following organizations of the First Regiment Nebraska Militia engaged in fighting Indians and guarding United States mails on the western frontier: Company A, First Regiment, First Brigade Nebraska Militia, who served from August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to November twelfth, eighteen hundred and sixty four; Company B, First Regiment Nebraska Militia, who served from August thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to February thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five; Company C, First Regiment, Second Brigade Nebraska Militia, who served from August twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to February seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-five; to Captain Edward P. Childs’s artillery detachment, Nebraska Militia, who served from August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to November twelfth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four; and Company A, First Regiment, Second Brigade Nebraska Militia, who served from August twelfth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to December twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four; the campaign against the Cheyennes, Araphoes, Kiowas, and Comanches in Kansas, Colorado, and Indian Territory from eighteen hundred and sixty-seven to eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, inclusive; the Modoc War of eighteen hundred and seventy-two and eighteen hundred and seventy-three; the campaign against the Apaches of Arizona and New Mexico, or either of them, in eighteen hundred and seventy-three; the campaign against the Kiowas, Comanches, and Cheyennes in Kansas, Colorado, Texas, Indian Territory, and New Mexico in eighteen hundred and seventy four and eighteen hundred and seventy-five; the campaign against the Northern Cheyennes and Sioux in eighteen hundred and seventy six and eighteen hundred and seventy-seven; the Nez Perce War of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven; the Bannock War of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight; the campaign against the Northern Cheyennes in eighteen hundred and seventy-eight and eighteen hundred and seventy-nine; the campaigns in the Black Hawk Indian war in Utah from eighteen hundred and sixty-five to eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, inclusive; the campaign against the Ute Indians in Colorado and Utah, from September, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, to November, eighteen hundred and eighty, inclusive; the campaign against the Apache Indians in Arizona and New Mexico, or either of them, in eighteen hundred and eighty-five and eighteen hundred and eighty-six; and the campaign against the Sioux Indians in South Dakota, from November, eighteen hundred and ninety, to January, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, inclusive; and also to include the surviving widows of said officers and enlisted men who shall have married said survivor prior to the passage of this Act: Provided, That such widows have not remarried: Provided further,

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That this Act shall extend also to the surviving officers and enlisted men of the organization known as Tyler’s Rangers, recruited at Black Hawk, Colorado, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, for services against the Indians: Provided further, That if any certain one of the said campaigns did not cover a period of thirty days, the provisions of this Act shall apply to those who served during the entire period of said campaign: Provided further, That where there is no record of enlistment or muster into the service of the United States in any of the wars mentioned in this Act, the record of pay by the United States shall be accepted as full and satisfactory proof of such enlistment and service: And provided further, That all contracts heretofore made between the beneficiaries under this Act and pension attorneys and claim agents are hereby declared null and void.

SEC. 2.

That the period of service performed by beneficiaries under this Act shall be determined by reports from the records of the War Department, where there is such a record, and by the reports from the records of the Treasury Department showing payment by the United States where there is no record of regular enlistment or muster into the United States military service: Provided, That when there is no record of service or payment for same in the War Department or Treasury Department, the applicant may establish the service by satisfactory evidence from the muster rolls on file in the several State or Territorial archives: And provided further, That the want of a certificate of discharge shall not deprive any applicant of the benefits of this Act.

SEC. 3.

That the provisions of section forty-seven hundred and sixteen of the Revised Statutes shall not apply to applicants for pension under this Act.

Approved, March 4, 1917.


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